Saturday, June 25, 2016

New Blog

If anyone is still around and wants to see what I have been up to lately, I have a new blog. Please check it out! The Adventures of Us

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Early Birthday Gift!

I got my new bonnet in the mail today! It is absolutely lovely, yellow plaid silk with gathered cream colored lace. I can't wait to use it over the summer!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Yes I am still alive!

It's been forever since I've had a chance to post. (Yay school!) However, I have started sewing again and it looks like I will have a completed dress within the next two weeks! Pictures will come when it's done! I am officially signed up to go to the 1861 Girl's School at the Athenaeum Rectory this July, so I have a ton of work to do- thankfully I have a full month and a half of summer break before leaving. I also have the amazing opportunity to work at Old Sturbridge Village this summer as an interpreter- more on that this summer!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Early Christmas gift!

My mum got me an early Christmas gift! I can't wait to make some of the recipes in it.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Slowly But Surely

Work is really slow right now, I am sooooo terribly busy with school. Somehow I've still made  progress on the green dress. All I have to do is finish attaching hooks and eyes, add buttons, hem it and attach the collar and under sleeves. I am determined to have it all done by Christmas so that I can get on with the the rest of the dresses. Thankfully my huge project for school will be done by late January, so my work load should hopefully lighten a bit, and school gets out mid May, so I will have a month and a half to dedicate to sewing before Tennessee. I am also applying for a junior internship at Old Sturbridge Village for next summer (as if I really need another thing on my plate)(but I do love history so!) I haven't been taking pictures as I go because I keep forgetting. But here is a picture of some of the handsewing I did today :) (You can see my first attempt at piping in the background)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Got a bit of shopping done for my dress project. School's started, so I'm hard pressed to find time for sewing, but I am determined! I picked up fabric for the last two dresses and velvet for trim on the one I'm currently working on. 

Clockwise, starting from top left: green (celery if you want to be snobby bout it) satin to be used to trim my ball gown (Simplicity 2881), ivory satin-y taffeta-y stuff (whatever the bridal section had) to be the main part of the ball gown, oodles of black cotton for the mourning dress (so as far as I know, cotton for mourning isn't exactly period, but it's for Tennessee in July, and it's in my budget...) sheer white cotton for under sleeves of current dress (the green one), and black velvet for trimming. 

I also grabbed some buttons and lace and other notions. 

Last but not least, I ordered a bonnet awhile back off eBay (specifically a mourning bonnet), and I finally got around to photographing it! 

That's all for now! I'll try and get more progress up soon!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

500 Page Views!!!!!

Ramblings of a Seamstress has reached 500 page views! Thanks to everyone who reads, despite my lack of regular posting. :)